Events diary

Lectures, conferences, seminars, exhibitions and workshops presented by BGS, or hosted at a BGS site. For past events view events as calendar

Fully Booked

A FREE conference about Scotland's Environment on the 13th March at John McIntyre Conference Centre Edinburgh University.

At the conference, we will consider the findings of the European environment – state and outlook 2015, published by the European Environment Agency on 4th March. The report will help us to understand the challenges facing Europe, and you can provide feedback at the event on how they should be tackled.

Closer to home, we will focus on Scotland’s state of the environment report - hearing from the Editorial Group about the process of producing a report that involved some of the country’s leading experts and its key findings.

Having access to data and information about the environment is essential to raise awareness, improve understanding, influence decisions and policy making, and change behaviours. Find out more about some of the exciting developments on the European LIFE+ funded Scotland’s Environment website and how the Scottish Environment Protection Agency has been working with a range of partners in developing a trusted gateway to information and data about Scotland’s environment.

FULLY BOOKED. If you missed out on tickets you can still register (before Friday 6th March) to get the FREE video presentations after the event.

13th Mar 2015

Family Fun Day @BGS Keyworth, Saturday 21 March 2015

The British Geological Survey will open its doors to the general public for its 13th annual Family Fun Day on Saturday 21 March 2015, between 10am and 4pm.

This free event, celebrating British Science Week (formerly National Science & Engineering Week), will be held at our conference venue at Keyworth.

There will be BGS displays, talks, tours and lots of hands-on activities for children and adults; expertly supported by Rockwatch

Please fill in the online form to register for this event.

10:00 – 16:00 21st Mar 2015

Past Global Changes

This workshop constitutes the first meeting of the group members and other interested parties. It aims to identify both existing data and gaps in current research to create a meta-database. Priorities for analysis will be identified as will themes for subsequent meetings.

A detailed agenda for this meeting will follow in due course.

22nd – 24th Apr 2015

Women in Energy 2015

The first 'Women in Energy' conference, held at the University of Warwick in October 2014, was inspirational and uplifting – and we hope to repeat this triumph. The speakers, women with successful careers in science and engineering, shared their extensive experience and extended the knowledge of the audience on the wide range of careers in energy. The British Geological Survey (BGS) is pleased to organise and host the next conference in this series, partnered by the Midlands Energy Consortium (MEC).The format of the day would include:

  • conference
  • networking
  • exhibition
  • panel-led, focused discussion

More information will be available soon, including how to register. If you would like us to email information, please contact Lauren Selby on

09:00 – 17:30 28th Apr 2015


The 2015 Open Meeting will take place in the De La Beche Conference Suite at BGS Keyworth with catered accommodation in Ancaster Hall on the Main University Campus at the University of Nottingham.

09:00 – 17:30 30th Apr 2015

3D visualisation

Please come and visit the BGS stand at Geobusiness. We will be demonstrating GeoVisionary, a world-leading geoscientific information system for visualisation and interpretation of geoscience datasets in a virtual reality environment. GeoVisionary is the result of collaboration between the British Geological Survey (BGS) and Virtalis that enables geoscientists to visualise, analyse, interpret and share large datasets seamlessly in an immersive, real-time environment. Geobusiness combines a central trade exhibition featuring 118 exhibitors showcasing the latest geospatial technology and services, and a packed conference programme of cutting-edge keynotes and presentations plus 96 commercial workshops.

Register now

09:00 26th – 17:30 27th May 2015

BGS Open Day 2013

The British Geological Survey will hold its next Open Day at its Environmental Science Centre in Keyworth on Saturday 27 June 2013 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We are planning a packed day illustrating the wide scope and applications of our research activities.

There will be something for rock lovers of all ages — from newbies to experienced earth scientists.

What are our open days like? Look at our 2013 Open Day page

10:00 – 16:00 27th Jun 2015

Lake District, ©

11th EURO-conference on Holistic rock physics: integrating theory, observation and applications in space and time.

University of Cumbria, Ambleside, Lake District, UK


Conference sessions will include fault healing/sealing, time-dependent deformation, hydration/dehydration in crustal rocks, induced seismicity, scaling relations, and fluid driven fracture mechanics. A field trip to outcrops of the Borrowdale Volcanic Group will be arranged during the conference week.

First circular

Second circular

We expect to release a second circular and a conference website in February 2015. At that time we expect to provide further information, including participant fees and reduced rates for students.

6th – 10th Sep 2015